Category Archives: Pest Control

Christmas Tree Hitchhikers

There could be up to 25,000 bugs living in your Christmas tree. Thirty-Three million natural Christmas trees are sold in the United States every year. Insects brought into the warmth of a home behave as though spring has come and … Continue reading

Ouch. What stung me?

Fire Ants Fire Ants can sting several times Male fire ants die soon after mating A fire ant queens’ lifespan is 7 years or more Fire ants are extremely aggressive, especially if their nest is disturbed The fire ant uses … Continue reading


Fun Fact Friday An engorged female tick may lay around 2,000 eggs or more. Adult American dog ticks are reddish brown in color with silvery-gray or whitish markings on the back or upper body. American dog ticks are most numerous … Continue reading

Increase in Tick Population

Rainy Spring Sundays, the Winter’s Snow, and Hot Humid Days, Increase Tick Population. In addition to rainfall and temperature, climate change with seasonal weather variations are contributing to the acceleration of a tick’s developmental cycle, causing an increase in eggs. … Continue reading

Are You Prepared for Mosquito Season?

Mosquitoes are remarkably hardy little creatures that can live through drought and withstand freezing temperatures. There are species of mosquito that travel long distances to feed while others live their entire life within 150 feet of their birth place. Mosquitoes … Continue reading

#1 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#1 ANTS Trouble distinguishing an ant from a termite? This can be difficult because termites and ants do look very similar, especially during the spring when female termites seek a mate before losing their wings and finding grounds for a … Continue reading

#2 Top Five Pest Concerns for 2018

#2 SPIDERS There are approximately 40,000 species of spiders wandering around world, but only two in the southern and western United States can cause serious harm, the black widow and brown recluse. Many people associate spiders with webs, but the … Continue reading

Hurricane Aftermath Brings Unwanted Pests

Be proactive against pest invasions after floods to reduce risk of infestations, diseases and potential health issues. Mosquitoes If history is any indication, there will be several concerns regarding the increase in population of mosquitoes following Hurricane Harvey. Hurricanes bring … Continue reading

Japanese Beetles

The Japanese beetle, an extremely destructive pest, is native to Japan and was first discovered in the United States in 1916. Since the larvae (white grubs) feed on the roots of numerous plants and grasses while beneath the soil and … Continue reading

Head Lice

What is a head louse? A head louse is a wingless parasite that resides on the human scalp drawing blood for nourishment. These lice will infest and spread to a new host by sharing belongings (brushes, combs, hats, towels, clothing … Continue reading